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Oct 28, 2012 5:00am PDT
. it should. 160,000 jobs in ohio are no more important than 160,000 jobs in alabama or california. they are more important under our current political system. in fact, i like to imagine what politics would look like if there was no electoral college and the votes in my people of the bronx. the bronx is 1.4 million residents, more than 11 entire states. no presidential candidate there cares about what people think. it's safely blue. if they did, they might do campaign event there is and set up field offices and find a landscape different than the one we have talked about nationally. more than 30% of the burrows live in poverty. a 2011 poll from the new york daily news found one-half of the burrows residents were worried about winding up on the street. can you imagine a national political campaign that talked about homelessness? the home ownership rate in the bronx was just under 20%, which means the vast majority of residents live in rental housing and concerned with safe affordable housing and ignored in the national political conversation. think about what a radical sight it woul
Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
's not something american people can use. >> i want to bring in congresswoman maxine waters, democrat of california and a member of the house committee on financial services. congresswoman you were instrumental in developing and writing dodd-frank. i wanted to get your reaction to mitt romney's critique of it during the debate. >> well, thank you very much. i was more than surprised listening to mitt romney distort dodd-frank. as a matter of fact, he knows better with qualified mortgages, it's so important that we have this feature that we passed in dodd-frank because what we're saying to the banks is this. they must be sustainable. they must be safe mortgages. you must verify the income. you must know about the debt. you cannot have risky features such as balloon payments and interest only and all of that. so qualified mortgages and this issue, this item in dodd-frank is extremely important. what mitt romney did was he basically said the banks are not lending money because of this qualified mortgage feature of dodd-frank. that's not true. first of all, the regulatory agency submitted its regs way
Oct 7, 2012 5:00am PDT
. other walmart workers employed in the warehouses in california have also recently struck complaining about 120-degree temperatures in the warehouse among other things. walmart said it does not own the warehouses but told "the new york times" conditions have been addressed there. we'll be talking about this again if they haven't. >>> the next time you hear somebody demand more spending for national security. a new senate investigation raises serious questions about what value the department of homeland security has in the effort to root out terrorist plats. the report on investigation found, for instance, syria's problems at homeland security's 72 regional offices run by local officials fusion centers, four of the 72 listed by dhs don't exist. the intelligence they gathered was described as "uneven" oftentimes shoddy, rarely timely and more often than not, unrelated to terrorism. more than than not, unrelated to terrorism. a senate report was in -- homeland security is probably the most ineffective agency in the government, adding, because he's a republican besides social security. th
Oct 27, 2012 5:00am PDT
momentum. in 2000 bush made a big deal of making a play in california. literally, that was playing to the gore team to get them to devote resources to places they didn't need to devote resources. nothing about voters. >> that's the strategic aim. there's a finite set of resources and you are deploying that in a strategic party in terms of do you put the marginal dollar in ohio, nevada, colorado. psyching them out has some actual value. >> he raises a very important point and i think it's true. the 2000 election model is probably where we are. i've been saying this for weeks. people have been laughing at me. romney might win that popular vote and obama makes us win the electoral college. >> we're going to be critical. >> i would be happy to have that discussion. >> we at the nation magazine have been calling for the abolition of the electoral college. if that's what happens, we should rethink that. >> convenience. >> i do think there's a remote chance that that's the scenario, left/right coalition. they'll have the tea party really freaked out. they already questioned the legitimacy
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